Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Be it mere coincidence or clear symbolism, the delightfully early and deliciously warm spring enjoyed by farmers and ranchers came to a stone-cold halt just days after the U.

The signs and sounds of another Illinois spring are everywhere and each one sends me daydreaming to another time, another place.

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filed a civil complaint in the U.S. District Court in Washington, D.

Giddy. Everything ethanol touches seems to get giddy on either the grain alcohol's future or its fumes.

While most farmers and ranchers spent February focused on rising futures and cash grain prices, the U.

Regardless if March arrives with a lion's roar or a lamb's bleat, grain and livestock markets will spend each of its days sweating over the U.

Ag journalists were well-blessed last Election Day when, in the Dem's retaking of the U.S. House of Representative, Collin Peterson assumed the chairmanship of that chamber's Agriculture Committee.

In a surprisingly move, Secretary of Agriculture Mike Johanns offered three reforms in his Jan. 31 farm bill proposal to fence rich farmers from the farm program payment trough.

When longtime Texas congressman "Cotton" Charlie Stenholm got bushwhacked for re-election by colleague Tom DeLay's infamous Texas redistricting plan in 2004, most ag policy hands lamented that much of the House Agriculture Committee's farm bill experience went down with him.

By Capitol Hill standards, $95.5 million is chicken feed; but even chicken feed has a purpose: fatter broilers, happier hens, more eggs.
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